WE now have a confirmed date, September 7, for the start of the rebuilding of the bridge at Challow. We also have the details of the proposed diversionary route.

This diversion causes me to ask “What planet do our county councillors and officers come from”, as they state that the major diversion is 28 miles and should only add half an hour to one’s journey.

Since when, except on motorways, has it been possible to average 60mph on English roads. Previously it was considered that half of the maximum speed attained on a journey was a good overall average speed.

Francis G Sketch

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